Lieselotte Wilhemine Russell
Lieselotte Wilhemine Russell
  • January 2, 1925 - March 26, 2017
  • Glen Allen, Virginia

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Lieselotte “Lelo” Wilhelmine Werner Russell of South Charleston, WV, died peacefully on March 26, 2017, at Our Lady of Hope Nursing Home in Richmond, VA. She was ninety-two years old. Born in Germany on January 2, 1925, Lelo immigrated to the United States in 1948 and became a citizen in 1978.

Lelo worked for more than thirty years at Elks Lodge #202 in Charleston and the Plaza Lounge in Dunbar before her retirement in 1987. She was a beloved member of her community and a great friend to many. She was especially grateful for her friendships with Gladys Null and Pat Akers, which endured for more than half a century.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rudolf and Friederika Werner, and her brother Rudolf Friederik Werner.

She is survived by her brother, Siegfried Werner (Renata) of Marl, Germany; two children, Barbara Russell Alt (Ben) of Louisville, KY, and Ronald Allen Russell (Denise) of Glen Allen, VA; four grandchildren, Dr. Jeffrey Allen (Valerie) and Jessica Jahn (Ryan) of Louisville, KY, and Melaina Russell and Garrett Russell of Glen Allen, VA; and two great grandchildren, Matilda and Francine.

She will be missed.

Services are scheduled for Sunday, April 2nd, 2017, at 2:00 P.M. at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes, WV, 25313, visitation will begin at 1:00 P.M. Online condolences may be sent by visiting